The definition of pandemic in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
“an outbreak of a disease that occurs over a wide geographic area (such as multiple countries or continents) and typically affects a significant proportion of the population.”
Note the “significant.”
In Queensland, 2,000 cases of Cv to date in a population of 5.2 million is not a pandemic. And 13 active cases is nothing.
In NZ as at yesterday:
The NZ case total since March last year of 6,594 in a population about the same as Queensland is still not a pandemic. Acknowledged deaths in Queensland of 7 from Cv is nothing and the same can be said about the NZ claimed 28 (some of these were highly dubious, 5 never had a PCR test and 1 returned a negative test. Another had recovered from Cv at the time of death.)
But making the absolute most of this has suited the Jacinda government as well as its Legacy Media, the opportunity for massive control of the population from fearmongering and for sensationalism respectively.
But in both states, most of the populations have been jabbed with an experimental substance of which nothing is known about the long term effects, and there have been many more deaths and severe reactions from it than from the virus. Hmm.